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Interns Alyssa Ehler and Daniel Young are joining our team to work on both policy issues and communications projects this semester. We're happy they're here! Read More

January 23, 2020  |  Posted in General

Nebraska Legislature convenes for 60-day session

The 106th Nebraska Legislature has convened for its short, 60-day session, with April 23 slated as the final day. Many priority issues and carryover bills from last session need to be addressed in this limited time, so it will be a very busy few months. Read More

January 09, 2020  |  Posted in General Legislation

In-home family child care providers play a key role in a community’s viability

As small business owners, in-home family child care providers juggle the same issues as any other independent Nebraska business. They, too, worry about profit and loss, government regulation and insurance. It’s time we recognize and celebrate family in-home child care providers for the role they play in the success and quality of life of their communities.

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January 02, 2020  |  Posted in General

Elizabeth Everett visits Henderson, McCook to learn about early childhood infrastructure

In October, Senior Policy Associate Elizabeth Everett traveled to McCook and Henderson, two Communities 4 Kids towns that had just completed communitywide surveys to understand their current early childhood infrastructure and gaps. Read More

November 14, 2019  |  Posted in General

Jason Prokop joins First Five Nebraska

We'd like to introduce our new director, Jason Prokop, who joined First Five Nebraska this month after founding director Becky Veak asked to transition into a new role as coordinator of our Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy.  

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November 07, 2019  |  Posted in General

Mike Feeken Joins FFN Staff as Business Engagement Associate

Mike Feeken will lead our work to involve the public and private sectors in early childhood efforts as a key strategy for local economic development. Read More

October 31, 2019  |  Posted in General

Quality early child care emerges as a key economic development tool

Senior Policy Associate Elizabeth Everett led a panel discussion at this year's Thriving Children conference on the role early childhood plays in a community’s growth and vitality. Read More

September 19, 2019  |  Posted in General

Newly developed resource will help new and expectant parents guide children’s early development

New parenting resource will be distributed to families of young children statewide through Nebraska's Preschool Development Grant. Read More

September 11, 2019  |  Posted in General

Blueprint Nebraska offers bold vision for state’s early childhood education and infrastructure

Blueprint Nebraska has released its report following a year of gathering information from more than 7,000 Nebraskans and industry leaders to build a roadmap of strategic initiatives to shape the state's future. We're excited to see the plan includes robust early care and learning infrastructure among its priorities. 

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August 22, 2019  |  Posted in General

Elizabeth Everett visits Ogallala and Lewellen to learn about early childhood programs

Senior Policy Associate Elizabeth Everett continues her statewide tour learning about early childhood infrastructure in Nebraska. This trip she's in Ogallala and Lewellen.  Read More

August 09, 2019  |  Posted in General
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